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Gardening joy.

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I love my garden.

The garden was actually what made me buy this particular house.

We’ve made a lot of changes to the garden, and I am far from done. Some days I find it frustrating because the changes are happening so slowly, but I know I have to breathe, relax, and enjoy the journey. Gardening is a process, it takes time to establish a good looking, well planned, lush garden. ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’, was one of my mother’s favourite things to say when I was growing up.

My current frustration is the fact that the tomatoes I bragged about a while ago, has now run out of steam. I don’t know if I should have given them more fertilizer, or whether they only have a short lifespan. I have planted new ones, though, and I am impatiently waiting for them to grow now. I am hoping that I’ll get another few weeks of good harvesting out of them before it starts getting colder.

I enjoy going out in the evenings to water my plants, especially the veggies I’ve planted. I’m waiting for tomatoes, chillies, broad leaf parsley and lettuce to grow. The smell of wet earth, the smell of the tomato plants and the feel of the earth beneath my feet is a joy.

An enormous chilli growing on a tiny plant. Tomorrow I’ll have to repot it, I can see the plant taking some strain…
Grounding. My way… 😉

I am also rearranging most of the garden. It is already looking so much different from when I bought the house, even though there is still so much to do.

My first point of order is to tidy up the part of the garden at the back of the guesthouse. I want my guests to enjoy sitting outside and relaxing, so it is important to make that as pretty and ‘zen’ as possible.

I will, no doubt, be keeping you in the loop of how things progress here, in the meantime, keep calm and keep on gardening!!!

Grounding/Earthing.

Can you feel it?

You know how electrical appliances have to be earthed to be safe?

Well, it turns out humans have to be ‘earthed’ too. And before you start snorting and going ‘ya, right’ and rolling your eyes, please take an hour out of your life and watch ‘The Earthing Movie’ by Rebecca and Josh Tickell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44ddtR0XDVU

I have never been one for mumbo jumbo and I’m even sceptical about homeopathy. Not that I don’t think natural healing is a lot better than chemicals, it’s just that I’ve never really seen anything work really well. I’ve tried a few natural remedies myself over time, but also, no joy.

But strangely, this ‘earthing’ or ‘grounding’ thing has captured my attention. In a very small nutshell, when your body touches the earth (hands, feet, or your whole body), you are ‘charged’, and because of this, amazing things happen in your body, like the clearing up of inflammation.

I am definitely going to try it, because a lot of what is said in this doccie makes so much sense to me. As I’m writing this, I am sitting barefoot. I’ve just come in from the garden where I turned on the sprinkler and took a walk checking out some of my plants – barefoot. And it feels so good! I cannot remember when was the last time I did this.

I was raised wearing shoes and socks. I was hardly ever allowed to walk and play barefoot. My mom liked me to look good all the time. (Strange, but true…) So, over the years, I’ve never really enjoyed going without shoes. I did do it sometimes, of course, but it was never a joy. I also don’t like dirty feet! (I know, what can I say…) I am definitely looking at that in a different light now.

I felt the wet grass under my feet today. No, I mean I really felt the grass – the texture of the grass, the wetness of it, and it was actually pleasant! I am all for new experiences, so I am trying this to see what differences it can maybe make in my life and health.

I would love to hear your opinions on this, please. Have you heard of this before? Have you tried it? Will you try it?

I mean come on people, it is FREE! It won’t take anything away from you, but it just might add something positive. So be brave, open your minds, and give it a try! If I can at my age (I’m ancient), surely you can too! 😉

Until next time, feel the earth move under your feet… 😀